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News on Photo Print sites I frequent…

March 20, 2009

If you’re an amateur photographer and like buying prints online, here’s some news about Kodak Gallery‘s website update. I was sent an email from them recently that any current member with less than 2 GBs of space used will have to pay a fee or atleast buy one item per year costing $4.99 or more to keep their account current and active. With the new policy on Kodak, I finally decided to buy something: photo stickers. When I get them I’ll let you know how they look. I have to admit though, their buying process is the easiest I’ve tried and their shipping costs are minimal compared to other sites I buy from.

Kodak’s policy change is not much different than the policies of similar sites such as Snapfish. The only difference between the two is that Snapfish doesn’t give you a dollar amount you have to spend to keep your account active. Their site policies pretty much state: “buy one thing a year to keep your account active” without specifying an amount. Still,Β  regardless of what you buy at Snapfish, you’ll end up spending atleast $5 dollars but it’s all worth it.

I’ve bought many things from Snapfish and loved the quality, especially their postcards. Everything I print as a postcard has come out looking professional as if it were from a real store. I don’t know what kind of paper or printing processes they use (maybe I should read their site more closely πŸ˜› ) but when I think of all the places I’ve bought from online, Snapfish is the best for postcards.

I’ve been a member of KodakGallery for some time but I always forget about their site. If I don’t hear much from a site in the way of ads and emails, I forget about it.Β  Snapfish, Shutterfly and Zazzle constantly send me things. They don’t spam but they send alot of emails heralding sales, new items available and contests which keeps members informed and aware of their site. I think Kodak Gallery could take a tip from these other sites and go the way of the email newsletter to let current and possible new members aware of their presence online.

Photoworks is another great site if you want to buy prints. So far I’ve only bought a keychain of my artwork but the quality was beyond anything I could have imagined. It was one of those thick plastic ones that’s square but it was so pretty and perfect I couldn’t part with it. πŸ˜€ One of the owners or admins of the site recently sent me an email (guess my blog IS getting read by someone out side my group πŸ˜€ ) and told me they’re having a 20% off Photobooks sale. Use coupon code: DOWBOOK20 before March 20th, 2009.

That’s it for the moment… I’ll revise if I see something new.

~L~

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